Achieving Zero-Net Energy in Doha, Qatar
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The Project for ASHRAE’s 2015 Integrated Sustainable Building Design is to design a Junior College building to meet zero-net energy located in the city of Doha, Qatar while promoting other sustainable design practices. The building site needs to be determined as well as systems to implement to meet zero-net energy, reduce site and building water use as well as maintain comfortable interior spaces relative to natural day lighting, humidity and air temperature. It is crucially important to implement RES in a manner that takes into consideration the life expectancy of the building and the maintenance that goes into the systems needed to attain zero-net energy.